Jamie Whincup tops Clipsal 500 practice

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Friday 18th March, 2011 - 12:57pm

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Jamie Whincup at the Clipsal 500 circuit today

Jamie Whincup at the Clipsal 500 circuit today

Jamie Whincup has ended today’s four practice sessions for the Clipsal 500 Adelaide as the fastest man.

The TeamVodafone driver survived a late charge from Mark Winterbottom, whose final flying lap left the Orrcon Steel Ford Performance Racing Falcon just 0.007s slower than Whincup’s best.

Craig Lowndes (TeamVodafone) was third, the only other man in the 1:21s bracket.

Todd Kelly (Jack Daniel’s Racing) and Will Davison (Trading Post Racing) were next best in Practice 4, but on combined times with Practice 3, the pair dropped to fifth and ninth respectively.

Garth Tander (Toll Holden Racing Team) was 13th after topping Practice 3, which put him fourth overall.

Holdsworth, Jonathon Webb (Mother Racing) and Steve Owen (VIP Petfoods Racing) all made minor contact with the Turn 4 wall during the day, while Abu Dhabi podium getter Jason Bright (Team BOC) struggled to 27th fastest in the final session and 22nd overall.

Greg Murphy lost time in Practice 3 with a broken tailshaft.

Qualifying for Race 3 of the V8 Supercars Championship kicks off at 10.10am followed by the top 10 shootout at 11.40am.

Combined times from Practice 3/4

1. #88 Jamie Whincup 1:21.8052
2. #5 Mark Winterbottom 1:21.8122
3. #888 Craig Lowndes 1:21.9930
4. #2 Garth Tander 1:22.0922
5. #7 Todd Kelly 1:22.1114
6. #15 Rick Kelly 1:22.1645
7. #55 Paul Dumbrell 1:22.1736
8. #3 Tony D’Alberto 1:22.1823
9. #6 Will Davison 1:22.2167
10. #9 Shane Van Gisbergen 1:22.2782
11. #17 Steven Johnson 1:22.2939
12. #47 Tim Slade 1:22.3443
13. #33 Lee Holdsworth 1:22.4259
14. #39 Russell Ingall 1:22.5127
15. #16 David Reynolds 1:22.5295
16. #19 Jonathon Webb 1:22.5483
17. #14 Jason Bargwanna 1:22.5756
18. #21 Karl Reindler 1:22.6625
19. #1 James Courtney 1:22.8059
20. #49 Steve Owen 1:22.9215
21. #18 James Moffat 1:22.9339
22. #8 Jason Bright 1:22.9623
23. #4 Alex Davison 1:22.9638
24. #11 Greg Murphy 1:22.9989
25. #12 Dean Fiore 1:23.0088
26. #34 Michael Caruso 1:23.0778
27. #61 Fabian Coulthard 1:23.3048
28. #30 Warren Luff 1:23.4433

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